July 19, 2014
JUST A MATTER OF MAKING DE FACTO AMNESTY DE JURE:
Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted (BYRON YORK, JULY 18, 2014, DC Examiner)
President Reagan's blanket amnesty was more efficient. Posted by Orrin Judd at July 19, 2014 10:58 AM[N]ew numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the "vast majority" of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge. "Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65 percent of unaccompanied alien minors' asylum applications have been immediately approved by asylum officers in Fiscal Year 2014," says a Judiciary Committee statement. "And this is just the first bite of the apple. Many more cases can be approved later. Where an asylum officer does not approve the application, it is then referred to an immigration judge where the applicant can try again. If that fails, they can continue to appeal their case."The Judiciary Committee says asylum approval rates have "increased dramatically" under the Obama administration. Overall, according to the committee statement, "Approval rates by asylum officers have increased from 28 percent in 2007 to 46 percent in 2013 and approval rates by immigration judges in affirmative cases have increased from 51 percent in 2007 to 74 percent in 2013." And that does not count appeals."Once individuals are granted asylum," the report notes, "they have access to all major federal welfare programs."